AUDIO: Vaccination time for kids

AUDIO: Vaccination time for kids Click to Enlarge Photo: shannon drawe,

Aug 14, 2013 at 6:25 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The calendar shows it's mid August, and the Minnesota Health Department's Kris Ehresmann says that makes it a good time for parents to make sure their children are current on their vaccinations before they head back to school. 

Ehressmann says Minneosota has a school and child care immunization law. She says for a child entering kindergarten,  you want to make sure they've received the Hepatitis B vaccine, the DTAP vaccines, polio vaccines, MMR vaccines and the chicken pox vaccine. 

For seventh graders, they need to have a vaccine that contains tetanus. 

Ehresmann says many of the vaccines are part of a series that can be finished while a child is in school. 

Ehresmann says Minnesota's vaccination compliance rate is 97-percent--one of the highest rates in the country.

Ehresmann says some child vaccinations are required by state law

Ehresmann comments on the vaccines a child needs to have

Ehresmann says health children are better learners

Mike Tanner

Posted By Mike Tanner

News Director

Mike Tanner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 37°F (3°C)

Dewpoint: 33

Wind: 8 E

Weather: unknown, mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Mon December 22, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014


Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...